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Red chili garlic chutney recipe with stepwise photos – this is a spicy red chutney for chaat recipes and is Made with just three ingredients – dry red chilies, garlic and salt. Sometimes I make this chutney when I make chaat snacks at home.

red chutney for chaat

This red chilli garlic chutney Is versatile as it can be added to spice up a lot of chaat snacks like – sev puri, bhel puri, ragda patties, dahi puri, dahi papdi chaat, dahi vada. You can also use a bit of this chutney in wraps or as a side chutney with pakoras or veg momos.

There are three chutneys that are added to all the chaat snacks mentioned above –

  • Green chutney made with mint & coriander leaves,
  • Tamarind chutney or imli ki meethi chutney
  • This red chili garlic chutney.

When I plan to make chaat, then I make these three chutneys a day before and refrigerate them.

  • Green chutney stays good for 2 to 3 days.
  • Tamarind dates chutney or saunth chutney for about 3 weeks to a month.
  • Red chutney for a week

I always prepare this red chutney with Kashmiri red chilies as they give a good deep red color and are not very heaty. If you do not get Kashmiri red chilies, then use a variety of dry red chilies which are less hot. If not using the lesser hot chilies, then depending upon the heat in the chilies, reduce the amount. To make the chutney less hot, you can also deseed them.

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red chutney for chaat recipes

red chutney for chaat recipes

Spicy and hot red chutney for chaat snacks, made with just three ingredients - dry red chilies, garlic and salt. This chutney is versatile and can be added to chaat like sev puri, ragda patties, dahi sev batata puri, bhel puri and even to wraps, sandwiches or with pakoras (fritters). Just a little is enough to spice up the dish.
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 35 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Cuisine Indian
Course Side Dish
Servings 1 small bowl


  • 12 to 14 dry kashmiri red chilies
  • ¾ to 1 cup water for soaking red chilies
  • 9 to 10 medium garlic (lahsun)
  • ¼ to 1/3 cup water or as required for grinding
  • salt as required


  • Break the red chilies. Deseed them if required.
  • Soak the red chilies in hot water for about 30 mins. The water just needs to cover them.
  • Peel and roughly chop the garlic.
  • Drain the red chilies.
  • Adding very little water grind both the red chilies and garlic in a chutney grinder or blender till smooth. The consistency of the chutney should be more towards thicker side or of medium consistency.
  • Pour the red chutney in a small jar or bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
  • When preparing chaat snacks, just add a small amount of red chili chutney while topping the chaat with other chutneys.

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
red chutney for chaat recipes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 1228mg53%
Potassium 1847mg53%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 5143IU103%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 7mg35%
Vitamin B6 3mg150%
Vitamin C 784mg950%
Vitamin E 4mg27%
Vitamin K 76µg72%
Calcium 132mg13%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 125µg31%
Iron 6mg33%
Magnesium 133mg33%
Phosphorus 274mg27%
Zinc 2mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Stepwise red chilli garlic chutney recipe:

1. Break the chilies. Deseed them if required. Then soak 12 to 14 Kashmiri red chilies in hot water for about 30 mins. The water just needs to cover them. Cover and keep aside.

making red chilli garlic chutney recipe

2. Drain the red chilies and add them in a grinder jar or blender. Also add 9 to 10 medium sized garlic (roughly chopped) and salt as per taste.

making red chilli garlic chutney recipe

3. Adding ¼ to ⅓ cup water, grind everything till smooth. The consistency of the chutney should be more towards thicker side or of medium consistency.

making red chilli garlic chutney recipe
4. Pour the red chutney in a small jar or bowl. Cover and refrigerate. When preparing chaat snacks, just add a small amount red chilli chutney while topping the chaat with other chutneys.

red chili garlic chutney

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  1. Hi Dassana ji. I just wanted to know that can I add little mustard oil when going to blend all things together; and if it can be done then how much oil. Thanks in advance.

  2. Hi there..I tried this and it came out so well. Thank You heaps and keep posting more such easy ones.5 stars

  3. one more dish tried, and thumbs up on this too!
    But mine turned out to be really spicy, the color and taste are perfect.

    Can i do anything to moderate the chilly part4 stars

    1. thanks deepti. the spiciness is due to the heat quotient in the chilies. the spice and heat factor varies with the quality and type of chilies. you can just add some more water and make the chutney slightly thin in consistency. or you can add a roasted chana dal powder to the chutney. taste will change though. another option is to add ground roasted sesame seeds or ground roasted peanuts. here also the taste will change.

  4. A nice and simple explanation… It was too easy to be made….. Liked it a Lot……….

  5. thanks for posting the chutney recipie i jst simply loved it… and i must say u guys really explain the steps well….!!!

  6. The recipe has come out very well and since I am a person who likes spicy things, this has appealed to me a lot and I basically loved it. The color indicates the spicy nature of it. I guess this goes a very well combination for pakodas and bondas. So with this in mind I am gonna try out this recipe tomorrow evening with hot pakodas. In this regard already I have decided to buy the best chilly available.
    Thanks for the recipe!!

  7. Very nice red colour, it looks very hot but you have used Kashmiri mirch then ,no problem. Good idea of using them for chat.

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